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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Count Your Blessings

by Macy Johnson
“How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.”
(Psalm 104:24 NIV)

One Sunday morning, Beverly and I played a captivating piano-organ duet of the well-loved hymn “Count Your Blessings.” 

In the following days, the stanzas rolled around in my brain, nudging me to pay attention to all the wonderful ways in which God continually pours Himself through me.

One, two, three…my feeble brain counts everything, including footsteps. I reset thermostat controls from odd to even numbers. I write dates in the margins of my Bible when I read a section or verse. Why did God create us to count?

Numbers matter to God. In fact, there is an entire book of the Bible entitled “Numbers.” He directed His people, His work of genius, be accounted for in an orderly fashion. He gave us numbering systems to help classify the chaos surrounding us.

The Bible is divided into neatly-numbered chapters and verses. Its 66 books were not originally written this way. Translators created the segments and divisions, organizing God’s Word so readers could more easily understand and count them – more blessings!

As an accountant, my professional hours were spent documenting the existence and depreciation of my company’s assets/blessings. As a musician, I count the beats in a measure, the measures in a score, the pages of a piece - all musical blessings.   

You are blessed to be a blessing. Count your gifts and give them back to God. You will never be able to thank Him enough for His provisions.

I will praise and thank Him for all His blessings today - more than I can count. I hope you will, too!

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